Weed control in wheel tracks

Cover of Weed Control in Wheel Tracks fact sheet

Improving weed control in wheel tracks during summer fallow spraying

Poor weed control in the wheel tracks of the sprayer can result from a number of factors.

Key points

  • Poor control of weeds in the sprayer’s wheel tracks and the adjacent areas during summer fallow applications can be the result of poor spray deposition, excessive dust or a combination of the two.
  • Using additional wheel track nozzles for knock down herbicides (non-residual) can improve deposition and the level of
    control in the wheel tracks and adjacent areas
  • Generally, dust is only reduced when soil moisture is present, speed is reduced or more permanent wheel tracks are used.

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